RTBF have launched a competition whereby you could join Eliot on stage handing out an award at the D6bels Music Awards.
Eliot the Belgian entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is set to present the Hit of the Year award at the D6bels Music Awards this coming week. RTBF have now launched a competition to find Eliot a partner to join him on stage at the awards. You can apply to join Eliot on stage here, all you have to do is answer a few questions. The deadline to apply to join Eliot in Liege is January 22 at 21:00 CET, with the lucky winner to be contacted via email on January 23.
Eliot Vassamillet participated in one live show on The Voice Belgique, and was a member of Slimane’s team. Eliot’s selection continues RTBF’s decision to select who have participated in The Voice Belgique as the Belgian entrant for Eurovision.
Belgium was represented by Sennek at the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal. However, she failed to reach the Grand Final, placing 12th in the semi-final with her song “A Matter Of Time”.
Belgium was one of the original seven nations to participate in the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. To date, the country has won the contest only once in 1986. Sandra Kim won the contest with the song “J’aime la vie”, her victory was not without controversy when it emerged that Sandra was just 13 years old, two years younger than the age restriction at the time. In the late 00s, Belgium struggled in the contest failing to reach the final annually from 2005 until 2010, when Tom Dice finished 6th in the final with 143 points. Belgium has finished last at the contest six times, including two sets of nul points.